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Cedrus Deodara(Devadaru)

Common Name: Devadaru, Himalayan Cedar.
Plant name: Cedrus Deodara.
Chemical constituents: Devadaru contains essential oil, which contains p-methylacetophenone, alantone, the sesquiterpene alcohols himachalol, allohimachalol, as well as cedrol and limonene. Other constituents that have been isolated from the wood include the flavonoids deodarin, cedeodarin, cedrin, cedrinoside and quercitin, as well as the sesquiterpene, himasedone, isoprimaric acid, cedrusin, cedrusinin, matairesinol deodadione, carboxylic acid, nortrachelogenin, and a dibenzylbutyrolactollignan
Uses: Bronchitis, Catarrh, Cough,  Rheumatoid Arthritis,  Tension,  Anxiety, Rheumatism,Tuberculosis.
The oil has anti-inflammatory, depurative, diuretic, antiseptic, astringent, expectorant and sedative properties.
 Devadaru  is also applied in skin diseases, catarrh and chest infections.
 Inhalation has been used for  tuberculosis, bronchitis, anxiety and associated tension.

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